Tag Archives: local control

Fighting The Goliaths Of Greed

Posted with permission from the Spring 2019 issue of  The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter.  The Prairie Progressive is  funded entirely by reader subscription,  available only in hard copy for $12/yr.  Send check to PP, Box 1945, Iowa City … Continue reading

Posted in Blog for Iowa | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Why The Farm Bill Was Drafted In Secret

Action Alert from Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) The House’s draft of the Farm Bill is nothing short of a disaster. Members of Congress have turned their backs on our independent farmers and everyday people. Tell your representative to throw … Continue reading

Posted in Blog for Iowa | Tagged , , , , ,

Join The Factory Farm Resistance This Holiday Season

Please consider joining this action. CCI is leading the fight to save Iowa from becoming wall to wall CAFOs. Follow CCI on Facebook ### We’re ready to stand with you to build the movement for clean water, a factory farm … Continue reading

Posted in Blog for Iowa | Tagged , , , , , ,

Free Public Workshop On Corporate vs. Community Rights

We the People Are More Powerful Than We Dare Believe: A Community Rights Workshop with Paul Cienfuegos 100Grannies For A Livable Future and local coalition Environmental Advocates present a FREE and public introductory workshop with National Community Rights Educator Paul … Continue reading

Posted in Calls to Action, Corporate Greed, Factory Farms (CAFOs), Local Control, Local Events | Tagged , , , , ,

How Many Giant Hog Factories Does One State Need?

We didn’t read Doak’s piece because of cancelling the Des Moines Register after they endorsed Mitt for President and their chief political reporter mistook a paid political pundit for a news source. But this is a great letter to the … Continue reading

Posted in Factory Farms (CAFOs) | Tagged , ,

Is Your Community About To Be Corporate Factory-Farmed? Find Out About “Rights-Based” Organizing

If your community is going to be “hydro-fracked, factory-farmed, used as a dumping ground for sewage sludge, drilled for corporate water withdrawals, used as a laboratory for genetically modified seeds; used for a transmission line, pipeline, or other energy project … Continue reading

Posted in Calls to Action, Environment Iowa, Local Control | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Friday Food Talk: Poweshiek County Fights North Carolina Factory Hog Farm

Iowa Citiizens For Community Improvement  CCI.org Yesterday, 56 Poweshiek County Iowa CCI members packed their Board of Supervisor’s meeting to tell them to deny a proposed Prestage Farms hog factory expansion. The meeting was extremely powerful, with almost everyone in … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Greed, Farming | Tagged , , , , , ,